LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism correction with LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK meaning in medicine literature is “Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileus”. LASIK laser Eye Surgery method is a 2-stage surgery.
In the first stage:
When starting LASIK Laser Eye Surgery , first your eye surgeon sterilize your eyes and then places a transparent surgical drape on your face. Afterwards, your eye lids fixes with a special surgical instrument so that you do not close your eyelids. Then corneal flap creates with a thickness of 100-120 microns with the help of a special surgical instrument (Femtosecond laser or Microkeratome). Meanwhile, you do not feel any pain but you feel touched since your eye is anesthetized with drops during flap creation.
In the second stage:
Your eye surgeon carefully opens the corneal flap and then applies laser beam on stromea layer. Since, your cornea reshapes and the correction of your eye defects is completed. Finally, the flap is carefully placed back into place by your eye surgeon. Then your eye washes with serum and your surgery is completed. This process will take an average of 5-10 minutes for each eye. As a result, Laser eye surgery LASIK method is a very comfortable method for the patient.
LASIK and iLASIK methods are the same?
It is called by two different names just because different surgical instruments are used. During LASIK method, eye surgeon creates a corneal flap with the Microkeratome surgical device. In iLASIK method, the corneal flap creates with FemtoSecond Laser device. There is no risk factor difference between flap creation with Microkeratome or FemtoSecond Laser. On the contrary, corneal flaps creates with Microkeratome are more transparent and have smoother edges. Therefore, on the first day after the surgery, it helps to create a clearer vision and to disappear the flap edges much more quickly. Not every Doctor can use the Microkeratome surgical instrument. Eye surgeons with high surgical skills prefer to operate with Microkeratome. Complications of both are almost the same. iLASIK surgery is expensive than the LASIK method.
What happen after the surgery?
Laser Eye Surgery creates a slight burning, watering eyes and stinging sensation within the first 5 hours in the LASIK or iLASIK method. If your doctor needs it, he will put a soft contact lens for flap protection. Afterwards, this contact lens is taken when you go to the 1st day post-op examination. As a result the patients vision become clear and it is possible to return to normal life 5 hours after the surgery. For this reason, there is no obstacle for you to continue your normal life with a clear vision the next day.
Who is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery suitable for?
It performs to correct the eye defects of patients with suitable eye structure, Myopia (nearsighted), Hypermetropia (farsighted), Presbyopia (Reading Vision), Astigmatism and keratoconus problems. In particular, visual defects are among the health problems that complicate the daily life of patients and reduce their quality of life considerably. In addition, these vision problems make it necessary to use contact lenses or prescription glasses to improve the quality of life of individuals. As a result, it significantly reduces the life comfort of the patients. In particular, these obligations creates undesirable situations that cause discomfort in the daily lives of many people.
It is possible to get rid of eye defects with the LASIK eye surgery method.
Especially for patients between the ages of 18 and 60 who have suitable eyes. The LASIK method is the most widely used technique in the world for patients who want to maximize their quality of life. You can contact us 24/7 to get information about LASIK Laser Eye Surgery. In particular, you can come to our hospitals and have your detailed eye examinations done without paying any fee. Thus, it is possible to learn from our experts whether you are suitable for LASIK laser eye surgery very quickly.
You can find out if you are a suitable candidate for Laser Eye Treatment by contacting our team. Just call us or have us call you back. Our patient coordinators will answer all your questions and guide you through the whole process.
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Frequently Ask Questions About LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
At what age can I have LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?
LASIK Laser Eye surgery can apply to patients aged 18 years and older with suitable eye structure under normal conditions.
Should I choose LASIK Laser Eye surgery or (No-Touch) TransEpithelial-PRK Laser Eye surgery?
Absolutely LASIK! LASIK Eye Surgery is the right choice for the comfort of the patient. Especially No-Touch T-PRK, is the last choice for patients whose eyes are not suitable for LASIK surgery. In the No-Touch method, the patient spends 4 days with severe pain, stinging and burning sensation. Vision improves slowly after 1 week and it may take 3 months to achieve a good vision. The patient may not be able to continue his normal life for 1 week. Therefore, LASIK is the most accurate and reliable laser surgery method for the comfort of the patient.
Medically, No-Touch can be eligible for patients with corneas below the medical limits or who have had previous retinal detachment surgery and patients with glaucoma or patients with special conditions.
What refractive defects can be corrected with LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?
People with Myopic eye problem usually have a form of cornea that curves toward the front of the eye. As a result, the light is focus in front of their retina. Therefore this is what causes them to have a blurred image.
For people with Hyperopia (Farsightedness), the cornea is flat more than it should be. Therefore light is focus behind the retina. This causes blurry vision in farsighted patients.
Especially patients with astigmatism tend to develop blurry or double vision due to the abnormal shape of the cornea.
Presbyopia means aging eyes. Especially with over age 40 or 45, everyone’s reading vision ability blurry as they get older. Reading glasses are need to read papers and mobile phone. Presbyopia LASIK Smart Laser treatment is applied to correct the reading vision with suitable eye structure.
In summary, for people with clear eyesight, Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia will be well corrected with Laser Eye Surgeries.
When can I return to my normal life after LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?
You will be ask to rest or sleep for 5-6 hours after LASIK Laser Eye Surgery. Then you can return to your normal life at home. You can go to work and drive the next day. After 2 days, you can have a shower. You can not do make-up and enter the pool and do any sweaty sports activity 2 weeks after LASIK Laser Eye Surgery.
I was told that my cornea thickness is thin, can I still have LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?
If your corneal thickness does not meet the medical thickness, your doctor may prefer PRK, LASEK, or No-Touch T-PRK method.
Can I have laser eye surgery while I’m breastfeeding or pregnant?
Especially for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are need to wait to be eligible for treatment as hormonal changes could affect your eyesight. You can consider having laser eye surgery three months after you stop breastfeeding or if you are not breastfeeding, three months after you give birth.
Can Keratoconus patients have Laser Eye Surgery?
Keratoconus is a slowly progressive degenerative eye disease that causes the cornea to become thinner and outward cone than normal. Significant vision problems, such as vision loss, may also result. You can stop this disturbing disease with Cross-Linking Surgery. Patients must use Prescription glasses. For our patients who have reached a certain age older than 35 years old and whose cornea is suitable, Laser Eye Surgeries can be apply together with Cross-Linking treatment to get rid of eye defects and prescription glasses. Also Intraocular Phakic ICL lens application can be a solution for our patients who have Keratoconus. And also who cannot have Laser Eye Surgery because of thin cornea or have a very high prescription.
What are the most common risks and temporary side effects?
Laser Eye Surgery
In Laser Eye Surgery, there are a number of complications that can be dealt with, though rarely. As such, it is important to choose an expert eye surgeon who often deals with eye complications.
The list of Surgery Risks and rare complications:
- Eye infections that may occur when people do not take their medication properly.
- Epithelial ingrowth.
- Flap slippage due to unconscious contact after the surgery
- “Haze” blurry eye.
These problems can be compensated with medical intervention.
Do I need to have surgery again?
There is a possibility of re-operation, especially in patients who use high prescription glasses. That’s why Sensitive Profile Patient Program available for high prescription patients.
Is Laser Eye Surgery 100% guaranteed for life?
One of the most frequently mentioned issues among patients is the increase in eye dioptries after surgery. Basically, laser eye surgery is a correction surgery. No doctor can guarantee that your eyes will not deteriorate in the future. Although doctors will only comment on your eye condition in future. Your eye is an important organ of your body and it ages with you just like your other organs. It is possible for your eyes to deteriorate again for any medical reason after this surgery. However, under normal conditions, the eye of a healthy individuals will not deteriorate.
However, if you have some cronical diseases that cause deterioration of our eyes (such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and kidney diseases, etc. ). It is important to be under strict control. Visit your eye doctor regularly. A lifetime guarantee cannot be offer to the patients in all refractive eye treatments. In case your eyes deteriorate again in the future, your doctor will try to correct your eyes with possible treatments.
What should you expect after laser eye surgery?
- Temporary flashes of light in your night vision after surgery.
- The sun is very bright during the day.
- Temporary dry eye syndrome.
In order to avoid these, you must follow the actions your doctor tells you to take.
Especially for Presbyopia patients, your doctor will give you specific advice. The duration of treatment satisfaction will vary according to the age of each patient. Patients over the age of 50 may be more satisfy with Presbyopia LASIK Smart Laser Eye Surgery. This is because their reading vision problem will progress slowly. Your doctor will definitely inform you about this. Do not forget that since everyone’s eye structure is different, no patient is exactly like another patient.
What are the important complications for No-Touch (T-PRK) or PRK Laser Eye Surgery?
Especially in this technique, A long-term laser beam or by manual surgical procedure removes the epithelial top layer of cornea. For this reason, the patient spends 3-4 days in severe pain and discomfort after the surgery.
In this technique vision capability restore back in 1 week. Accordingly for a good vision, patients needs to wait about 1-2 months. This method uses more laser beams and heat on the cornea than the LASIK technique.
In order to prevent the risk of “Haze” blurry eye complications due to thermal impact. Some medications and procedures need to applies during the surgery. However, these medications and procedures are not 100% guaranteed to eliminate the risk of “Haze”. No-Touch or PRK method is not eligible for hyperopia patients because of the risk of “Haze” depending on the condition of the eye. There is no “Haze” Risk in LASIK Laser Eye Surgery.
How can this risk be minimized?
We use the new Excimer Laser Technology “Dynamic Spot Technique” to minimize the risk of “Haze”. This is a technique which minimizes risk of thermal impact “Haze” complication. It is widely use in Smart Laser Eye Centers.
Can Laser Eye Surgery cause a permanent problem?
Especially Laser Eye Surgery will not cause permanent damage to the eyes of patients. Unless if there is any technical, medical and / or doctor’s fault. Especially in Smart Laser Eye Centers, all surgeries are recording and storing in our cloud system for training and quality assurance purposes.
The important factors related to laser eye surgery.
Excimer Laser Eye Surgeries
Laser Eye Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery used in the treatment of eye refraction errors. Although the percentage of risks are very low. Most likely other surgeries, some complications are possible. In addition, patients should do their part to minimize these risks and pay attention to some issues.
We can list the topics to be considered in order to minimize these risks as follows.
- Patient Factor
- Physician Factor
- Technology Factor
- Hospital Factor
Especially wrong patient selection is the most important risk factor for eye surgeons. Wrong patient selection is valid for all eye surgeries. The age, medical history, corneal thickness, the structure of eye, and health condition is very important for Laser Eye Surgery.
Who is not suitable for Your Laser Eye Surgery?
- Certain systematic diseases.
- You should not have an active eye infection.
- During pregnancy and breastfeeding, mothers are not suitable. Patients need to wait until the end of breastfeeding period.
- Thin corneas below the limits.
- Cataract patients.
- You must not have had eye herpes.
- Severe diabetes syndromes.
- Rheumatic disease and dry eye syndrome may endanger a person’s eyes. Dry eyes must be treated before surgery.
- Genetic corneal diseases.
- Permanent retinal diseases.
Amblyopia (lazy eye)
For patients with lazy eye (amblyopia), alternative treatments are available. Besides laser surgery can improve vision capability slightly compared to prescription glasses. Laser Eye Surgery is a solution for patients who can not use wearing prescription glasses. Amblyopia is an eye condition, especially in children, where eyes are not able to focus properly.
Why avoid cheap Laser Eye Surgery?
You may think that a cheap Laser Eye Surgery is good for you. In this case, you renounce technology, physician quality, medical care and sterile conditions. Furthermore, even more importantly, you take risks.
What you should take into account to make your decision?
We highly recommend that our patients select newest excimer laser technology and screening equipments, hospitals where the environments are completely sterile, experienced eye surgeons and team. We want to remind our patients that they only have two eyes and it’s the most important and sensitive organ.
Our experienced Eye Surgeons have graduated best medical schools in the world with highest rank. Such as Harvard Medical School, Vienna Medical School, Cerrahpasa Medical School and Hacettepe Medical School. Our eye surgeons have successfully completed nearly 100,000 surgeries in total with 35 to 15 years of experience. At the Smart Laser Eye Centers, our patients eye condition evaluates together by all of our eye surgeons.
Especially patients should pay attention to a few factors when choosing their eye surgeon. These factors include the doctor’s experience, education, academic career, and experience with complications. The medical support team is also important. A good doctor definitely wants to work with a good medical team. If you have decided to have Laser Eye Surgery. We recommend you choose hospitals with specialist physicians and new technologies.
Laser Eye Surgery is something that assures a patient of a lower risk for his health when the procedure is performed in a high-tech hospital. The personalized elegance to this surgery is mostly decided through the surgeon’s training level, academic qualification and clinical experience of various specialists working together. Certainly, every eye surgeon would want to use that latest technology as it is necessary to be acquired and used during every operation. It doesn’t matter how well they know the procedure, they would want to use that most advance technology.
Hospitals who invested in this technology should not be expected to offer cheap surgery. Hospitals are investing in these advanced technologies make this investment by thinking of their patients. Eye treatment technologies are among the branches that require much higher investment compared.
Especially in full-fledged hospitals have to apply strict rules on sterilization. These rules apply to all patients. Patients prefer to have Laser Eye Surgeries because they are more secure. Being in a full-fledged hospital is also sterile. In addition, full-fledged hospitals give patients a sense of assurance. Smart Laser Eye Centers locates in fully-fledged of multiple disciplines hospitals.
How much does LASIK Laser eye surgery cost?
LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Pricing
The procedure does to treat refractive errors more effectively. Laser Eye Surgery is usually performing on two eyes. Sometimes patients would need correction for only one eye. Therefore price can give for single eye surgeries.
We give laser eye surgery pricing as includes all on the cost.
LASIK Laser Eye Surgery outcomes include the performance of the following actions:
- Laser eye surgery eligibility checks (free of charge).
- Surgery Examination.
- 2 eye drops they use for the first month.
- Protective Glasses.
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With the push of a button, your doctor directs the robotic laser to your eye. After this stage, the robotic laser finds your eye, locks onto your eye and approaches your eye until the distance to which the laser shot will be fired. After the laser reaches the distance to be shot, your doctor starts the laser shot and the laser process is completed. Afterwards, the robotic laser leaves your eye and returns to its home position.
End of the Surgery
After the laser shooting is completed, your doctor will wash your eye with BSS serum and it places the opened flap in the same way. Your doctor may inserts clear soft contact lenses for protection. Finally, the eye drops are dripped into your eyes and your surgery is completed. Then you can get up from the table.
First 24 Hours
From the first hour after the surgery and for 5-6 hours days, you may experience a soft stinging or burning sensations. Your vision starts to improve after 5-6 hours. During this period, you should definitely not touch your eyes and use the eye drops given to you. On the 1st day of the surgery, your doctor will examine your eye and send you back home.
After 1st Month
At the end of the first month, you must come for examination. The first month examination is very important for your eye health. All tests and examinations are done again. The condition of your eyes is evaluated and information is given about the success of the surgery. The healing process of your cornea continues until the sixth month. The side effects of the surgery, if any, will decrease and disappear during this period. It is recommended that all our patients have eye check-ups every year.
Your Expert Eye Surgeons
Education Information:After graduating from primary school in Trabzon, Dr. Ofluoglu. He completed secondary and high school in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in 1987. He successfully completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He received his specialization equivalency in Turkey from Istanbul University Capa Faculty of Medicine . He worked as an Ophthalmologist at Taksim German Hospital between 1997-2014 as an ophthalmologist.
Work experience:German HospitalGalata Medical Academy
Certificates, Memberships, Scientific Publications:
- Articles Published in International Refereed Journals (Sci&Ssci&Arts And Humanities)
- Traenenwege from Die Endeskopie Der Ablrite. Akuchar, P. Novak,
- Ofluoglu FJ: Steinkogler. Spectrum Der Augenheikunde (1985)
- Volumersatz Der Orbita Myth Bioplastic. FJ Steinkogler, A. Kuchar,
- Novak, A.Ofluoglu Spektrum Der Augenheikunde
- Turkish Ophthalmology Association
- European Society Of Cataract And Refractive Surgeons
- American Society Of Cataract And Refractive Surgery
Specialized Treatments and Surgeries:
- Retractive Laser Eye Surgery: iLASIK (Femto Lasik), LASIK, LASEK, TransEpithelial PRK (NO TOUCH) and SMILE
- Cataract Surgery (Smart Lens Surgery)
- Keratoconus Treatments – Cross-Linking Surgeries
- Pterygium – Eyelid (Bird Wing) Surgery-
- Dry Eye Disease and Treatments
- Strabismus Treatments
- Glaucoma- Glaucoma Eye Pressure Treatments
- Diabetic Retinopathy – Treatments for Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases
- Macular Degeneration Disease Treatments
Medical University of Vienna
35 Years of Experience
Education InformationHe completed primary, secondary and high school in Baku. He graduated from Azerbaijan Medical Faculty in 2010. He completed his ophthalmology residency in Baku National Ophthalmology Center Azerbaijan . He was entitled to receive the Presidential Scholarship of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014, and completed the equivalence of specialization in Turkey in the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University in 2014-2018, and worked as a research assistant and ophthalmologist at the university until 2018. He worked as an Ophthalmologist at Private LIV Hospital Nation between 2019-2022.
- Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine
- Private LIV Hospital Ulus
Certificates, Memberships, Scientific Research:
- Peroperative developing choroidal detachment and its management.
- Surgical Approach in Posterior Polar Cataract.
- Iatrogenic retinal artery occlusion caused by cosmetic facial autologous fat filler injections.
- Effect of Smoking on Ocular Surface and Corneal Nerves.
- Lupus choroidopathy in a patient with discoid lupus erythematosus.
- Endophthalmitis and its treatment with early parsplanavitrectomy.
- Turkish Ophthalmology Association.
Specialized Treatments and Surgeries:
- Retractive Laser Eye Surgery: iLASIK (Femto Lasik), LASIK, LASEK, Trans Epithelial PRK (NO TOUCH) and SMILE
- Cataract Surgery (Smart Lens Surgery)
- Keratoconus Treatments – Cross-Linking Surgeries
- Pterygium Surgery
- Dry Eye Disease and Treatments
- Strabismus Surgery
- Glaucoma- Glaucoma Eye Pressure Treatments
- neuro ophthalmology
- Retinal Diseases Treatments
- Uveitis Diseases
- Ectropion and entropion surgery – Eyelid deformity treatments
- Enucleation and Evisceration Prosthetic Eye Surgery
Medical University of Selcuk
12 Years of Experience
“I would like to thank Dr. Ali Ofluoglu and Nisantasi medical team very much. I got rid of my glasses after my Lasik Laser operation. Well done sir, thanks again.”Bilgen K.
“Thank you very much to Doctor Ali Ofluoglu. He did my Lasik operation in a very professional and comforting way at every moment from the examination process to the end of the operation. I did not feel pain or pain. I thank him again and again.”Ece İ.
“I had serious problems in seeing near and far, now I enjoy living without glasses and I live as if I just learned to read everything I can get my hands on. Thank you so much for improving my quality of life so much.”Merve Aykanat
“After a 15-minute operation, my wife's far vision problem was corrected by a successful laser operation performed by our Dr. Ali Ofluoglu. He now sees clearly the places he could not read or see in the past. Thank you”Kayra O.
Definitely avoid low-cost LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
You may think that an inexpensive laser eye surgery is right for you. This might be fine if you're buying a cheap TV, but it's not worth the gamble with your eyesight. But as you know, having cheap eye surgery means sacrificing technology, physician quality, medical care and sterile conditions, and most importantly, taking risks. The issues that fall on a patient who wants to have laser eye surgery and should pay the most attention; The hospital with the latest technology excimer laser and imaging devices, sterile environment and experienced doctors and clinical team should be selected. We would like to remind all our patients that they only have two eyes and that the most important and most sensitive sense organ is their eyes.
None of these things are more important than your eye health, and we do not compromise on quality and cutting-edge technology. We offer you our prices in a very understandable, fair and affordable way.
There are no hidden costs in our pricing. We make Laser Eye Surgery affordable for you.
Forget about your year-round expenses for your eye lenses, eyeglasses expense and more importantly, losing your eyeglasses and lenses!
Don't you want to get rid of all the trouble and expense related to your glasses and lenses? Tired of living with your glasses or contact lenses?
Imagine how nice it would be to dive, ski, jog, bike and exercise freely at the bottom of the sea without needing any of these!
We want you to know that we are 100% committed to the best possible laser eye treatment for your eyes.